Fixed broadband operators looking to cheaper fibre alternatives

February 28, 2013  | Subscribers Only

Alzbeta Fellenbaum Alzbeta Fellenbaum Manager – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms
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Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) is the most 'future proof' technology used for the provision of high-speed broadband services, but due to its high cost many operators are exploring a range of technologies which are cheaper and quicker to roll out. We expect that given the emergence of copper-based technologies capable of keeping pace with FTTH, operators will not necessarily select pure fibre access deployments over the next 5 - 10 years, but instead will make choices regarding network construction based on legacy network configuration, time and competition considerations.

Tables and charts included:

  • Different broadband technologies and corresponding achievable downstream speeds;The installation cost per subscriber for different technologies;Schematic diagram showing a typical broadband network configuration (showing last mile and cabinet location);Schematic diagram showing a possible configuration where system level vectoring could be applied;Figure showing the evolution of a selection of high speed technologies

Pages: 10

Tables and charts: 5

Alzbeta Fellenbaum

Manager – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms

Ms. Alzbeta Fellenbaum, a principal analyst and manager of research at IHS Markit, leads strategic analysis in telecom for the Service Providers & Platforms team.

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